May Morning in the Meadow
The covenanted Garry Oak Grove located on High Salal, Hornby Island, was once called The Thousand Oaks. This is the most northerly Garry Oak Grove in North America and is considered an endangered ecosystem. The owners of the High Salal Strata are slowly removing some of the invasive fir trees that shade out the oaks. They are also protecting the young oaks from the deer, who love to munch on the tender young leaves. This morning I would like to share the beauty of the meadow, of the oaks are decked out in their finery, amongst the Arbutus trees in full blossom.